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  • ‘Shape what you shred’

    On an unseasonably warm March day, volunteers and specialists with the Colorado Mountain Bike Association and Jeffco Open Space hit the trails to begin work on phase one of a project five years in the making.

    Though there are months of construction ahead, mountain bikers soon will have a new trail to traverse in Jefferson County. The South Dakota Ridge Trail will be a rocky path nestled in Morrison with a perfect view of Bandimere Speedway to the east and Red Rocks Park and Amphitheatre to the west.

  • Wildland fire contained on Deer Creek Canyon Road

    A 1-acre wildland fire that ignited Wednesday morning on Deer Creek Canyon Road and engulfed a cabin in flames has now been contained.

    A little after 10 a.m., the Jeffco Sheriff’s Office reported flames and smoke in the trees at 9107 Deer Creek Canyon Road in Littleton.

    “Apparently, it’s about a quarter-acre and one out building is burned,” said Chief Emery Carson of Indian Hills Fire Department. “That’s all I know so far.”

  • Jeffco Commission knocks down Foothills’ rezoning request

    The Jeffco Board of County Commissioners on Tuesday voted against a rezoning request made by the Foothills Park & Recreation District on more than 3 acres it was hoping to sell for development.

  • Local voters might be amenable to mill levy increase

    The Foothills Park District board learned that local voters would support a modest property-tax increase if one was presented on the November ballot.

  • Jeffco Public Library hosting community meeting about Columbine remodel

    The Jeffco Public Library announced it is hosting a community meeting to provide information about the upcoming Columbine Library remodel.

  • Yo ho! A pirate’s life for them

    Not many can put professional pirate on their resume — but Michael and Sarah Sheridan of Littleton are two of the few.

    The couple met in costume at the Larkspur Renaissance Festival, and a love for pirate garb, antiques and other “old, beat-up, dirty things” led to their creation of The Castaway Trading Co., an Etsy shop “chock full of strange and exotic creations for the urban adventurer.”

  • Liquor license approved for 2017 Revel Rockies

    In preparation for the 2017 Revel Rockies marathon, the Morrison town board approved a special event liquor permit for Drive Smart Evergreen-Conifer, the beneficiary of the June race.

    Revel Rockies includes a half marathon, which begins in Evergreen and concludes at the downtown Morrison Park, and a marathon, which begins on Squaw Mountain and concludes in Morrison. It is one of four Revel races around the country, which seek to maximize the time runners spend running in canyons, forests, state or national parks and so forth.

  • Hitting the High Notes

    Plain Faraday’s plan is pretty simple: just go with the flow.

    For the indie folk band from Littleton, it’s not so difficult to do. Recently, it wrapped up a recording project at The Spot, a studio in Lakewood. It has several shows slated in the upcoming months and a newly released single, “Porcelain Fine.”

    Life is good.

  • ‘Everyone loves dogs’

    At last Saturday’s 5-K9 for a Cure, people and their pups raced to the finish line at Chatfield High School.

    Organized by Zach Valdez and Haley Skarulis, Chatfield juniors, the dog-friendly race serves as a fund-raiser for Relay for Life, the signature fund-raiser for the American Cancer Society. A May Relay for Life event is slated at Chatfield.

  • Jeffco schools receive prestigious honors

    Thirty-one Jeffco schools have been awarded prestigious education awards by the state, including the Colorado Department of Education’s John Irwin Award, which recognizes “excellent academic achievement” as measured on a three-year school performance framework, as well as the Governor’s Distinguished Improvement Award, which is given to schools that demonstrate “exceptional student growth.”